Call us to book! 800-648-4660 or 239-472-1600

Our Cottages

Call us to book!
800-648-4660   or   239-472-1600

Discover the

Blue Dolphin Cottages
of Sanibel

A truly refreshing vacation awaits you at the Blue Dolphin. We are a family-owned, intimate and charming motel situated directly on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico in a residential-only portion of Sanibel’s stunning beaches. 

The Blue Dolphin Cottages offers a selection of accommodations in its 10 units, either bright and airy efficiencies or spacious one bedroom suites, all with fully-equipped kitchens, phones and cable television. Each unit has a comfortable sun deck surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, perfect for an outdoor meal or for drying out your seashell treasures. With our compliments, enjoy a delicious continental breakfast every morning to start your day off right.

Book Your Visit to The Blue Dolphin Today!

Sanibel was named by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Best Florida Beach Towns.” Our beautiful island also ranked #1 in Frommer’s Top Tourist Destinations. And the list goes on and on… 

Discover why our barrier islands are an ideal vacation destination for couples, families, and nature lovers alike. Treat yourself to a refreshing change of pace at the Blue Dolphin Cottages. We make it easy for you to relax, and we look forward to meeting you! 

Sanibel Seashells

Right at Your Doorstep

Our cottages are located just a few steps from the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Wake up early and hit the sand before anybody else, and you’ll enjoy fresh mounds of seashells that were deposited throughout the night.

Because of its unique shape and orientation, Sanibel acts like a scoop, facing the current from all directions. Along many of Sanibel’s slopes and sandbars, whelks, conchs, olives, jujonias, cockles, and tulip shells of the Gulf and Caribbean are transported here and dropped. 

On Sanibel, shelling is so popular that those engaging in the activity are said to be doing the “Sanibel Stoop,” bending over at the water’s edge to look for glittery shells. One thing to note, however, it is illegal to remove living shells — so always check to be sure they are truly empty!